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Middle Power Theory at the Regional Level: An Analytical Framework for the Middle East

May Darwich

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Middle East has often been characterized as a regional system without a regional hegemon. Although several Arab and non-Arab states have aspired to regional hegemony over the decades, none have ... More


South Korea and the South China Sea: A Middle-Power Model for Practical Policies?

Sukjoon Yoon

in Security, Strategy, and Military Dynamics in South China Sea: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529213454
eISBN:
9781529213485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213454.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the South China Sea (SCS) dispute from the point of view of South Korea. It argues that while South Korea is far from the immediate region under analysis and in which tensions ... More


Middling or Meddling?: Origins and Constraints of External Influence in the Middle East

Adham Saouli

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The behavior of regional middle powers generates useful challenges to, and avenues for, developing conceptual and theoretical understandings of middle power behavior generally. Owing to its origins, ... More


The UAE: A Small State with Regional Middle Power Aspirations

Islam Hassan

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Middle powers rise at times of instability in the international or regional orders. Two sets of middle powers, namely the traditional and the so-called “emerging” middle powers, came to being during ... More


Conclusion

Amikam Nachmani

in Turkey: Facing a New Millennium: Coping with Intertwined Conflicts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063701
eISBN:
9781781700389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063701.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Turkey's involvement and handling of intertwined conflicts in the 1990s. The analysis reveals that Turkey's political and strategic status seems ... More


Introduction: Middle Powers in the Middle East

Adham Saouli

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The concept of and approaches to “middlepowerhood” have been key to explaining the identity, behavior, and foreign policy roles of many states (such as the United Kingdom, France, Australia, or ... More


Middle Eastern Middle Powers: The Roles of Norms in Mediation and Conflict Prevention

Marco Pinfari

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyzes a selection of mediation and conflict-prevention initiatives promoted by Middle Eastern middle powers since the 1980s. It begins by noting that behavioral approaches to middle ... More


Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Adham Saouli (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The concepts and theories of what constitutes a 'Middle Power' have played a key part in explaining the identity, behavior and foreign policy roles of many states in the international system, ... More


‘A Giant Afraid of its Shadow’: Algeria, the Reluctant Middle Power

Yahia H. Zoubir

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines Algeria’s foreign policy from the perspective of the concept of “middlepowermanship.” As a middle power, Algeria has adopted many roles to protect its national interests and the ... More


Not between Scylla and Charybdis: Malaysia’s Relations with China and the United States

Zakaria Ahmad

in China, The United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia: U.S.-China Relations, Volume II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479866304
eISBN:
9781479826308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479866304.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Malaysia’s relations with the United States and China are examined in the context of a changing balance of power scenario in Asia and Southeast Asia. China’s rise and U.S. “rebalancing” to the region ... More


Regional Middle Powers and the Indo-Pacific Strategic Narrative

Timothy Doyle and Dennis Rumley

in The Rise and Return of the Indo-Pacific

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198739524
eISBN:
9780191802492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739524.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter we argue that, in the Indo-Pacific region since the ‘end’ of the ‘old’ Cold War, there has been a process of political and economic competition among regional great powers for ... More


The Kingdom and the Glory?: Saudi Arabia as a Middle Power in the Contemporary Middle East

Simon Mabon

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In recent years, Saudi Arabia has faced a number of serious challenges to its geopolitical position in the Persian Gulf regional security complex. Having long relied upon the United States as a ... More


Iran: Aspirations and Constraints

Amin Saikal

in Unfulfilled Aspirations: Middle Power Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197521885
eISBN:
9780197554609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521885.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Islamic Republic of Iran is described by some pundits as a “middle power,” or as an influential regional player, without whose cooperation not many Gulf and Middle Eastern problems can be ... More


International leadership: Dealing with a contextual conundrum

Michael Foley

in Political Leadership: Themes, Contexts, and Critiques

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685936
eISBN:
9780191765810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685936.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 10 opens up the international dimension to consider the wider implications of this sphere to the possible meanings, sources, and iterations of leadership provision. Moving away from the focus ... More


India: A Rising Power in the Persian Gulf?

Dionysis Markakis

in The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter assesses whether and how India is developing into a rising power in the Persian Gulf. Dionysis Markakis approaches India’s reconnection with the region in terms of ‘middle power theory’ ... More


Rescuing the State?: Sovereignty, Identity, and the Gendered Re-articulation of the State

Christine Agius

in Revisiting Gendered States: Feminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190644031
eISBN:
9780190644079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644031.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores how two middle powers, Sweden and Australia, deploy the politics of protection in different ways. Sweden’s efforts to remake the state is viewed through a gender lens as part of ... More


Conclusion: Continuities, Change, and Challenges

Timothy Doyle and Dennis Rumley

in The Rise and Return of the Indo-Pacific

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198739524
eISBN:
9780191802492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739524.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this final chapter, we contend that despite the fact that differing constructions of the Indo-Pacific occur across matrices of space, time, and selected world-view methodologies, it is important ... More


Libya and the State of Intervention

Tim Dunne and Jess Gifkins

in Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467501
eISBN:
9780199087204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467501.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of middle-power diplomacy to promote R2P, examining actions to prevent pending atrocities in Libya as a case study. The Australian government assumed a very proactive ... More


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